Taking a break has really helped. I've been less stressed and feeling better.
I was going over my computer folders, looked in the "My Tweets" folder and realized I wasn't caught up for all the blocks. In a panic I checked the website and downloaded block 8 and realized I was missing block 7. I found block 7 and realized how gorgeous this quilt really was and pulled it out. I had overwhelmed myself with the colors, the satin stitching and that the yellow fabric was see through. The thought of ripping out the yellow flowers to put white fabric behind them was the final straw.
Over the past few days I've almost got blocks 5, 6, and 7 done. I need to finish up some leaves and flowers. I need to put beaks and the feathers on the heads as well. I couldn't find my regular camera (my kitten probably stole it since she takes off with everything) so the pictures are dark, but you get the idea.
I LOVE the one on the far left as the flowers are so pretty. Some close-ups:
And the center with all the blocks:
I'll spend the next couple of days depending on how I feel on block 8 and finishing up the small details on the others.
I don't think it's too late to join in the quilt. Go to Erin's site at One Piece At A Time and check out her blog. You may have to join her Yahoo! group to get all the blocks. Even if you can't start, you can download the blocks for a later date.
Now to track down my camera and anything else Buttons has dragged off to her secret hiding place.
Check out Judy's block to see more design wall Monday posts.